A Reporter's Life

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Random House, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 609 pages
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He has been called the most trusted man in America. His 60-year journalistic career has spanned the Great Depression, several wars, and the extraordinary changes that have engulfed our nation over the last two-thirds of the 20th century. When Walter Cronkite advised his television audience in 1968 that the war in Vietnam could not be won, President Lyndon B. Johnson said: "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost middle America."
Here is Cronkite's remarkable autobiography: his growing up in Kansas City and Houston; his service as a war correspondent for United Press; his plunge into television when it was still an infant industry; his rise to anchorman of The CBS Evening News and its eventual dominance of the airwaves. Here is Cronkite covering space shots, political conventions, a coronation, the assassinations of the Kennedys and King. Here are Cronkite's portraits of presidents, his behind-the-scenes tales of politics and broadcasting, his vigorous views on the future of television and the presentation of news.

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

very good info — until end — a few sour grapes He has been called the most trusted man in America. His 60-year-long journalistic career has spanned the Great Depression, several wars, and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - tarliman.joppos - LibraryThing

Absolutely brilliant. Clear, lucid prose recounting some of the great turning points in history by a man who was there. Fare thee well, Walter; your kind is not seen but once in a generation. Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Walter Cronkite has been called the most trusted man in American.  His journalistic career has spanned six decades.

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